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CHAT: Cockney Orkish as she is spoken.

From:Andrew Smith <hobbit@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 23, 1999, 5:21
I applied to be an extra in the Lord of the Rings movies being filmed in
New Zealand and I have been offered an audition for speaking role as an
orc(!)  If I'm very lucky I'll get to threaten hobbits and swear in Black
Speech (Ugluk u bagronk sha pushdug Saruman-glob!  The end of the curse
'...bubhush skai' seems to have dropped off the end of the script.)  The
agency through which I am auditioning advised me to do the audition in a
British accent and they suggested Cockney.  I'm still trying to see the
connection.  So can anyone suggest what is so 'orkish' about Cockney, and
how I can 'debase' that dialect to sound authentic.

- andrew.

Andrew Smith, Intheologus             

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whether flesh be bread, or bread be flesh; whether the juice of a certain
berry be blood or wine; whether whistling be a vice or a virtue; whether
it be better to kiss a post or throw it on the fire..., with many more.
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